Can some please take the pain to take me through each step in configuring a frame-relay plz?
I'm determined for CCNA and cannot afford the tuition but can afford three routers as explained by the book im using. Unfortunately i cannot gather all the wants me to get(probably misconception) in order to set-up frame relay.
Please i need the steps to guide as if to a lay man i.e what goes from one router to the other, type of cable to link them etc and to what port, how the remaining two routers will particiapte etc
Hope somebody can help?
Here is the step-by-step
1.Go to ebay and buy the following stuff
One set of 4-serial port router. Two affordable options are 2520 and 2610+NM-4A/S.This will be your frame-relay switch
Three set of 2-serial port routers. To make things simple, I would suggest 2501(it has 2 fixed serial port) or 2610+WIC-1T(in this case, you have only 1 serial port, but it is not a problem for our lab building)
three pieces of Back to Back DCE/DTE DB60 Crossover Cables. You might want to add one cable to connect 2 routers(not frame-relay) so you can practice PPP without the need to re-wire the cable.
2.Connect each router according the following cabling plan
R1.s1R2.s1 (Suppose you have additional cables and additional ports)
Each cable has one side marked as DCE and the other side marked as DTE. To make things simple we choose the DCE site to be connected to the FR and the DTE site to be connected to a normal router.(FR.s0 means serial port #0 of Frame-relay switch, FR.s1 means serial port #1 of Frame-relay switch,etc)
3.Copy the commands I write on the attached file and paste to your Frame-Relay
Here I give you 3 PVCs :
If you want create your own pvcs with different value, just substitute the above numbers to your own
4.Last step. Finish the PVC on R1,R2, and R3, but for being a CCNA candidate, that's what you must know and configure it by yourself, isn't it?(Anyway, if you still feel difficult on this step, just let me know.)
P.S. It takes me a while to write this step-by-step. I'm happy doing it. I feel no pain.